Artists are invited to participate in the 2012 Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild under the sponsorship of the National Association of Letter Carriers. The contest is open to all ages, with two separate categories for children. There is no entry fee. This year’s theme is “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better.” Transform an ordinary envelope into a work of art around anything that begins with the letter D. Judges look for skill in lettering, effective use of color and design, and creative interpretation of the theme; designs that incorporate postage stamp(s) are encouraged.. We look forward to receiving your D-signs (D-sooner D-better, but at least by the postmark deadline of Monday, April 30, 2012). Address the envelope artistically to: The Graceful Envelope Contest, Washington Calligraphers Guild, P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116. See http://www.calligraphersguild.org/envelope.html for complete rules.